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Greening your home: The other air conditioning option

Greening your home: The other air conditioning option

When it comes to the daily decisions green individuals have to make, only a few are as far reaching as indoor climate control. There are several significant ways to affect your indoor temperature by your home’s design. Otherwise known as passive cooling, you can optimize a residence’s heating and cooling abilities by designing it appropriately.

Not-so-mean (but effective) green glass cleaners

Not-so-mean (but effective) green glass cleaners

When you are cooped up inside, nothing connects you to the great outdoors quite like a big beautiful window or wall made entirely of glass. At the same time, nothing ruins that glorious effect as quickly or effectively as streaks,...

As the days grow shorter, and darker

As the days grow shorter, and darker

There seems to be something sinister about loving the darkness. I know I am not alone, that there are others in New England who look forward to winter, with its chilling climate and afternoon blacks.

Eco-friendly ways to heat and cool your home

Eco-friendly ways to heat and cool your home

There are so many easy ways to make your home energy efficient and eco friendly. Here's just a few to help you get through the extreme weather months. Insulation - proper insulation will help you prevent loss of heat or cool air from your home.

Environmental fallout of greener buildings

Environmental fallout of greener buildings

Newer homes are remarkably energy tight thanks to superior insulating materials that are in wide circulation today. The energy savings can be substantial – homeowners can use up to 60 percent less energy in the most efficient green homes. Now,...

Installing a photovoltaic system

Installing a photovoltaic system

Low prices for PV modules, attractive incentive programs, and a 30% federal tax credit make this a good time to install a solar electric system. Author Marc Rosenbaum shares his thoughts on his experience with a photovoltaic system, on Green...

Reflections on developing sustainable communities

Reflections on developing sustainable communities

Arlington Co., Va., is a wonderfully progressive community that I was proud to have called home for 27 years. As chief naturalist for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and as a private citizen working with my community, I was...

Winter weatherization tips for your wallet

Winter weatherization tips for your wallet

We might be in the height of football season, but before you know it the leaves will have fallen from the trees and that light breeze will get chillier. That's right folks – winter will be here in the blink...

LA utility's historic energy efficiency action will reverberate nationwide

LA utility's historic energy efficiency action will reverberate nationwide

I begin with a sentence that would have been unimaginable when I began my work at NRDC more than three decades ago: today I write in praise of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. This month the nation's...

Four low-cost green building ideas

Four low-cost green building ideas

Imran Mirza lists down five ways in which you can go green, without spending a great deal While there's a long list of things you can do to secure your building a green certification, you can move towards sustainability by...

Sustainable materials are the building blocks of a green home

Sustainable materials are the building blocks of a green home

While being green used to have negative connotations, it really is the way of the future. It will take a concerted effort from many different demographics, governments and the public as a whole to make sure that future generations have houses to live in, clean water to drink and clean air to breathe, and the great outdoors for everyone to enjoy.

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